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Island Glades Gospel Chapel 30 th Nov. 2014 The Years That The Locust Hath Eaten, Joel 1:4; 2:25 Part 1 – The YEARS in The DAY of the Lord Or Israel’s.

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1 Island Glades Gospel Chapel 30 th Nov The Years That The Locust Hath Eaten, Joel 1:4; 2:25 Part 1 – The YEARS in The DAY of the Lord Or Israel’s Retribution. Part 2 – [Part 1 Continued] The Years Eaten by the Locust Restored Or Israel’s Restoration. Joel 1:3-4 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten. Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you THE YEARS THAT THE LOCUST HATH EATEN, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you.

2 [PART 1 RECAPITULATED.] A. THE CONTEXT OF ISRAEL’S LOST YEARS EATEN BY THE LOCUSTS. 1. The Prophecy of Joel: The Day of the Lord. a. The Perspective of Joel – the Day of the Lord (5 occ.) i. It is Frightening. Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31; 3:14 ii. It is Future:  It has to do with Israel's Retribution Joel 1:15; 2:1, 31 cf. Zech. 14:1-3, 4-7;  It has to do with Israel’s Restoration. Joel 3:17b, 18 (cf. 3:14-17a); Zech. 14:8-11, b. The Programme in Joel.

3 A. THE CONTEXT OF ISRAEL’S LOST YEARS EATEN BY THE LOCUSTS. B. The Concept of the Lost Years 1. The Viewpoint of the Old Testament Prophet: His Mountain-peaks-Vision Missing out the Valley. 2.The View down In the Valley: The Mystery! a.The Mystery of the Church b.The Mystery of Christ. c.The Three Entities of…

4 A. THE CONTEXT OF ISRAEL’S LOST YEARS B. THE CONCEPT OF THE LOST YEARS. C. THE CONTENT OF THE LOST YEARS. 1. The Lost Years in the Wilderness Wanderings. The years of Disobedience and Unbelief: 37 years squeezed into one chapter - a.The Characteristics of the Lost Years. i. They were the Ramblings Dictated by Divine Decree (no progress) Wanderings between Kadesh and the Red Sea. Num. 14:32-35 Cf. 1:1; Deut. 1:3 Num. 33: :26-30, cf And…these are their journeys according to their goings out. 3 And they departed from Rameses… 5 And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. 6.And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham…

5 Continuation of Pt. 1 – 1. The Lost Years in the Wilderness Wanderings. a. The Characteristics of the Lost Years. i. The Ramblings Dictated by Divine Decree ii. There was the Reminder of Death. iii. There was the Recurrence of Defeat. They were without the Lord. They were without the Ark. They were without Moses. Num. 14:32 cf. Rom. 7: : :42, 43 14:44

6 a. The Characteristics of the Lost Years. b. The Corrections for the Lost Years.Num. 15:38-40 Make a cord of Blue in the fringe of the Garments as a Reminder that they must i.Remember and do all the Commandments of the Lord. 15:39, 40 ii. Resort not after their own heart and their own eyes.15:39, 40 iii. Revere their God – be holy.15:40, 41 Numbers 15:38-40 (NKJV) 38 "Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. 39 And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, 40 and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God.

7 1. The Lost Years in the Wilderness Wanderings. 2. The Lost Years of Slaving Servitude. I Kgs. 6:1 cp. Acts 13:18-22 a. The Seeming Discrepancy Explained. i. The Years from Exodus to 4th Year of Solomon's Reign Reckoned.Acts 13:18-22 In the wilderness.- 40 years.13:18 Under the judges years13:20 Under King Saul.- 40 years.13:21 Under King David.- 40 years.13:22 cf. I Kgs. 2:11 Up to King Solomon's 4th year. - 3 years. I Kgs. 6:1 Total 573 years. 1 Kings 6:1 (KJV) 1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD. 480 years

8 2.The Lost Years of Slaving Servitude (in JUDGES) I Kgs. 6:1 cp. Acts 13:18-22 a.The Seeming Discrepancy Explained. i.The Years from Exodus to 4th Year of Solomon's Reign Reckoned.Acts 13: years ii.The Years of National Servitude in J UDGES Reclaimed: Under Mesopotamia. 8 yearsJud. 3:8 Under Moab. 18 yearsJud. 3:14 Under Canaan.20 yearsJud. 4:2, 3 Under Midian. 7 yearsJud. 6:1 Under Philistines.40 years.Jud. 13:1 (Years eaten by the Locusts)93 years

9 i. The Years from Exodus to 4th Year of Solomon's Reign Reckoned. 573 years. Acts 13:18-22 ii. The Years of National Servitude in Judges Reclaimed: 93 years iii. Hence, the years which counted in God's Sight = 480 years as in I Kgs. 6:1; cf. I Cor. 3:12-15 Note: The Servitude in Jud. 10:7-9 affected only the tribes beyond Jordan, and did not suspend Israel's national position.

10 2.The Lost Years of Slaving Servitude (in JUDGES) I Kgs. 6:1 cp. Acts 13:18-22 a.The Seeming Discrepancy Explained. b.The Source of Defeat Examined: IDOLATRY.Jud. 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves. c. The Self-Desire to Do one’s own Exerted. Jud. 21:25; 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes..

11 1. The Lost Years in the Wilderness Wanderings. a. The Characteristics of the Lost Years. b. The Corrections for the Lost Years.Num. 15: The Lost Years of Slaving Servitude. 3.The Lost Years in our Lives today – a. the Latent Causes: i. Christ Persecution – Paul wasting the church. Gal. 1:13 ii. Complacent Pursuits – Prodigal wasted his substance with riotous living.Lk. 15:13 iii. Self-Centred Profits not Producing Gain. Phil.3:4-8 iv. Selfish Carnality Limiting Progress. I Cor. 3:1, 2 v.Childish Party-Spirit and Strife.I Cor. 3:3, 4 vi. Sinful Position resulting in Divine Silence.Psa. 66:18

12 3. The Lost Years in our Lives today – a. the Latent Causes: b.The Cost of Lost Years. Lost Years are Costly… i.To the individual Christian – No Progress in Christian life! ii.To the Church – No Unity: Parties and Personality Cults! iii.To the Cause of Christ – No Passion for lost souls! c. The Cure for Lost Years. i.The Prospect – they can be Restored ‘cos of the Relationship. ii.God’s Promise – but we must Return and Repent.

13 A. THE CONTEXT OF ISRAEL’S LOST YEARS. B. THE CONCEPT OF THE LOST YEARS. C. THE CONCLUSIONS REGARDING THE LOST YEARS. 1.Years spent in Pleasure and Leisure without God are lost. 2.Years spent in Compromising and Backsliding are lost. 3.Years spent in Self-Seeking Service without God are lost.I Cor. 3:11-15

14 a. Gold, silver precious stones, or wood, hay stubble.3:12 b. Works shall be burnt, he shall suffer loss.3:15 c. But he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.3:15 Therefore, Confess, and the Lord will Remit. Consecrate, and the Lord will Restore. Commit, and the Lord will Reign over. Having been Challenged, now Rise up.

15 Conclusion: How do you spend your days/years? "when all our days are passed away in Thy wrath (and) we spend our years as a tale that is told" Psa.90:9 OR "a year crowned with God's goodness" Psa. 65:11 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:6; 21:25

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